Shungite 101


Have you heard of this rock called shungite but don’t know much about it?

Maybe you have a piece of shungite, and someone just asked you about it but you don’t know what to tell them. If so, then is article is for you!

Below is a basic shungite primer that you can easily share with anyone who wants a little introduction to this amazing EMF protective stone.

1. What is Shungite?

Shungite is the only naturally occurring mineraloid with a body of science to support its EMF mitigating properties. This special stone is the oldest known hydrocarbon-based rock on Earth, dating back more than 2 billion years. Its unique molecular structure and its electrical and magnetic properties make shungite unparalleled in health benefits.

There is only one outcrop of shungite on planet Earth, which is in Karelia, Russia. Karelia is on Russia’s northwestern border with Finland. No other carbon-based rock in the mineral kingdom is like shungite - and scientists have no clue how it even formed!

Based on current estimates, shungite may be completely mined out in within the next few years. The higher grades are becoming increasingly rare, and prices have risen significantly - especially for the larger pieces and for top grade shungite, called “elite shungite” (aka noble shungite or type 1).

2. What makes this mineraloid so special?

    Simply put, shungite can transform EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) into wave forms that are more biologically compatible with our bodies. For centuries, Russians have been using shungite to treat everything from allergies and infections to inflammation, traumatic injuries, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, digestive maladies, skin conditions - even depression. Shungite has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and detox properties, in addition to helping the body manage the harmful effects of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

    It is shungite’s unusual molecular structure that makes this all possible. Within its mineral matrix are huge hollow carbon structures resembling soccer balls, termed fullerenes (or “buckeyballs”), which were named after the late Buckminster Fuller who was famous for his geodesic dome architecture.

    Fullerenes are basically molecular hexagons and pentagons bound together into hollow cages. These fullerenes give shungite a high oxidative and reductive capacity. Think antioxidants!

    Fullerenes are so important that in 1991, Science magazine distinguished fullerenes as the “molecule of the year,” and in 1996 the scientists who synthesized them were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    Ever heard of carbon 60? Shungite has it – and more. Shungite houses seven types of fullerenes containing between 24 and 70 carbon atoms, but it’s really only the larger fullerenes (60 and 70 carbons) that are so special. Fullerenes with 60 carbons are known as carbon 60 (C60), whose health benefits have been recently revealed.

    3. How does shungite help mitigate the negative health effects of EMFs?

      A common misperception is that shungite blocks or traps EMFs, but this is not how it works. Shungite actually “transforms” them, changing their wave forms such that their damaging biological effects are neutralized. Shungite makes those health-disrupting, DNA-twisting, manmade EMFs more like the Earth’s natural fields - which are compatible with our bodies.

      Please note that this is not something that can be measured with an EMF meter, because the EMFs are being transformed, not absorbed or filtered out.

      It’s all about resonance.

      Many people report feeling better when they have shungite around them. In her book Shungite: Protection, Healing, and Detoxification, years of experimentation led bioenergetics researcher Regina Martino to conclude that having shungite around you greatly reduced the negative effects of EMFs.

      Shungite’s capabilities are equally impressive when it comes to ionizing radiation. A 2017 study showed how a topical shungite preparation protected hairless mice exposed to UVB radiation. Similarly, a Ukrainian study found that rats exposed to radiation and given shungite water for 15 days showed a 95 percent survival rate, compared to 63 percent for the control group.

      4. How can shungite be used?

        Shungite stones can be worn on your body as jewelry or placed around your home and workplace. You can position shungite pieces around a room, especially in your sleep sanctuary and other areas where you spend a lot of time. The larger the mass of shungite, the farther its range. Shungite is available in sculptural forms, such as spheres and pyramids – and happens to be as beautiful as it is functional! Elite shungite can be used to make shungite water, which can be ingested or applied to the skin.

        As with most things, there's a good deal of misinformation circling the Internet. As shungite gains recognition, fake shungite products have emerged in the marketplace. I test all my shungite for authenticity. If you want to test shungite for yourself, here is my video about how to do so using a simple multimeter.

        5. Where can I find more information?

          For help in getting started with shungite, this post may be helpful.

          Many of your most commonly asked questions are answered on my FAQ page.

          If you want to read a comprehensive report about shungite, my 2018 report Shungite: The Electropollution Solution, is available as a free download.